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Straight Talk Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone

Made with a 3.5" touchscreen, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone gives you bright and clear web browsing and messaging. With access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone gives you endless ways to customize your phone. Plus, the 5MP camera and video recorder on the ZTE Straight Talk Phone allows you to capture all your special moments. With GPS capabilities, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone lets you know where you're going, no matter where you are. The Android 2.3 operating system and 600MHz processor on this straight talk cell phone ensures a fast, intuitive response. With Straight Talk Cell Phones, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone is the choice for anyone who needs more than the basics of a cell phone.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone

Question

How do i set personalize ringtones for my contacts on my ZTE Merit straighttalk android phone?

How do i set personalize ringtones for my contacts on my ZTE Merit straighttalk android phone?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SandiTX78611
 - Texas
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Sandi,

1. From ur touch screen, tap the Grid Icon at the bottom(located beside the green phone handset icon). This will bring up all of your icons.

2. Touch the Contacts Icon(this will open your contact list).

3. Touch the name of the contact you want to add a special Ringtone too.

4. Hit the far left bottom key(not on touch screen), this is ur Menu Key(with the 3 horizontal lines on it). This will bring up a new bar on ur screen at the bottom.

5. Tap the Options Icon in the middle. This will open up Options. (There u will see Ringtone)

6. Touch Ringtone, then touch Select Phone Ringtone(this will open up your Ringtones)

7. Pick the one you want for the contact person, then hit Ok.

8. Then hit the middle silver Home Button(on the outside bottom of phone, not on the touch screen)

9. You are done. Repeat as needed.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
First - Open your contact list.
Second - Select the name you want to edit.
Third - Hit menu button
Fourth - Then Options.
Fifth - Change ringtone.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 3
You can do this when you set up the details for your contact information for each contact.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Keltess
 - Johnstown, PA
Question

Does this work with Google Maps Navigation?

Does this phone work with the Google Maps Navigation Android app via ST's data connection (3G?)? I heard that the GPS features work only over WiFi, but I'm hoping that isn't true!
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jay799
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Your Google Maps, Map View, and GPS all run thru your 3G(technically), but in order for some of these to work(and it will tell u what to turn on) u will need to have on ur WiFi & GPS for it to gauge your position and/or location.

*Keep in mind that when these are on you are Lowjacked(constant tracking). Turn them off when you are not using them.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
My wife uses the GPS Navigation everywhere she goes and have never had any problems at all. It is all voice activated, so you tell it what you want and it does just that. Great Phone.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
JeffreyV
 - Trenton, MO
Question

can u get skype on this phone

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
chaysesmommy
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Dear Chaysesmommy,

Yes, on ur touch screen tap the Google Play Icon. (it looks like a purse/shopping bag and says Play Store underneath)

After it loads, tap the Green Word "APP".

Then tap the "Magnifiy Glass" icon in the upper right hand corner of the touch screen.

When the "search box" opens, type in "Skype". (Apps will then load)

When you see "Skype", tap it and install it(then follow directions to set it up or sign in)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
No picture Skype because it doesn't have a front facing camera.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 3
Yes you can.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Does the zte merit have threaded texting?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
ViennaMei
 - Houston, TX
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, the texting thru the Green Box Icon labeled Messaging is threaded.

You can deleted text by text....or wait a few and when the thread closes and stops you can delete the whole thread altogether.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
Yes ... It is a lot like the I-phones where it looks like instant messaging.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Bones1220
 - London, Kentucky
answer 3
On the stock messaging app, there is no threaded texting(IM conversation lookalike).

You will need to download a texting app that has that as an option in the program features.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

What network does this phone operate thru? Some associates say AT&T, some say Sprint, & some Tracfone

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
RDiane
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi RDiane,

The Straight Talk ZTE Merit is a GSM (SIM CARD applies) network phone. The ZTE Merit runs strictly off of ATT's prepaid tower share usage contract.

Sprint is a CDMA (Non SIM card) network. So No the ZTE Merit can not run off of Sprint.

Tracfone is the Umbrella Branded Trademark.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
I'm located in the Eastern US and mine works off from AT&T.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
answer 3
It runs on AT&T prepaid towers.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
butterfliqueen
 - Massachusetts
answer 4
AT&T
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Caramel0819
 - Springdale, AR
answer 5
It runs on AT&T towers.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Weetomah
 - Greenville, NH
Question

GPS Capabilities

What are the "Advanced GPS Capabilities" this phone offers? Does it have voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation? If so, is this service included in the Straight Talk Unlimited Plan or is there an additional charge for the GPS Navigation service?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jay799
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it has turn by turn navigation. It has many apps, there is no extra charges for the navigation app.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Kyrsta
 - San Diego, Ca
answer 2
At no extra cost you get voice guided turn by turn navigation. You even speak to it and it will do exactly as you ask. Speak an address and that is where it takes you. My wife uses it everywhere and it works great.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
JeffreyV
 - Trenton, MO
Question

Does This Phone Have A CameraButton?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
YeaBuddy123
 - Penfield, NY
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has a camera app and a camcorder app. You can put the widgets on your screen for fast access.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Kyrsta
 - San Diego, Ca
answer 2
Dear YeaBuddy123,

Yes, this phone has a camera. The camera "button" so to speak is the "Silver Circle w/a pinwheel" in it.

It is on the far bottom left of the "touch screen" after you are in the Camera Mode.

Find the photo you want to take...then "tap/touch push" the Circle mentioned above.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 3
Nope, you have to unlock the phone, go to the screen where your camera button is located on the "desktop" of your phone then click the camera app, then you can take a picture.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Bones1220
 - London, Kentucky
answer 4
The phone does not have a physical button built into it. When using the camera there is a virtual button to press on the screen of the camera app.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
KYbachelor
 - Columbia, KY
answer 5
If you are talking about a button on the phone itself for the camera shutter...then no it does not.

There is however a shutter button when the camera app when it is open that you can push on the screen to take a picture.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

I amd trying to set up my new phone and I can't get past the screen that has a lock picture plus it turns off really fast! Help!

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
As soon as you hit the button at the top to see the screen, put your thumb on the lock and slide quickly to the right. The phone will unlock and you can change the speed at which it displays.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DeeB72
 - Goose Creek, SC
answer 2
Put your finger on the lock and slide it towards the middle of the screen. Your screen saver is set to go on like 30 seconds, you can change that in your settings.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Kyrsta
 - San Diego, Ca
Question

Can you see youtube vidoes and how is the quality of the vidoes? Does this phone has 3- way callling?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
tama123
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi tama123,

The prior answer to the You Tubes videos is correct.

Yes, you can do a 3 way call with the ZTE Merit.

1. Make your "inital" call.

2. Once you are connected, Tap/Touch the "Add Call" Icon button (on bottom left of the touch screen).

3. Dail the second number, once it starts to ring you will see "Merge Calls w/an arrow going up. (bottom left of touch screen).

4. All 3 numbers are now "Merged", and if your party answers...you will be on a 3 way call.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
YouTube works great on this phone. I'm not sure about 3 way calling, though.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Keltess
 - Johnstown, PA
answer 3
You can watch and listen to youtube videos and it works great. There have been a few videos that come up sayiing that they can not be watched on a mobile device but I think that is with any phone.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
aroundtheclock
 - TN
Question

can you get a bigger peocessor for the zte merit

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Dear Anonymous,

No, you can not make your internal processor bigger.

On this phone it is 600MHz

Any chance by mistake that you are talking about memory.....
yes you can. With a bigger/larger Gb MicroSC card. This phone will accommodate up to 32Gb.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
I don't think you can put a bigger processor in the Zte Merit.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
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